2013 Audi A3  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#36 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#78 of all 2013 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Audi A3
The A3, part of Audi's lineup since 2006, is a midsize sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. The Audi A3 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Audi offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 Audi A3 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 Audi A3 has a score of 75, implying a 0.048% chance of driver death (4.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Audi A3 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0484% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5273%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0484% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5273% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Audi A3 is 1% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Audi A3 is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8667Buick VeranoAcura ILXVolkswagen TiguanToyota FR-SSubaru BRZVolkswagen GTIBMW X1BMW 3 SeriesMINI CountrymanBuick EncoreAudi A3Volvo C30Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Audi A3 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 86. The 2013 Audi A3 is safer than the 2013 Buick Verano and less safe than the 2013 Buick Encore, the 2013 MINI Countryman, the 2013 BMW 3 Series, and the 2013 BMW X1. It is about as safe as the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2013 Toyota FR-S, the 2013 Subaru BRZ, the 2013 Volkswagen GTI, and the 2013 Volvo C30.

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